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  • Chairman David Price (D-NC) answers questions from delegates during HDP’s inbound program focusing on legislative oversight on February 27, 2020. HDP brought together 14 members of parliament from Afghanistan, Colombia, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, and Peru to Washington, DC for several days of panel discussions and roundtables to share legislative oversight best practices.
  • Chairman David Price (D-NC) joins HDP members Barbara Lee (D-CA), Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Terri Sewell (D-AL) for the commission's first engagement with members of the House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in March 2021.
  • HDP Members discuss democratic resilience in the face of COVID-19 with parliamentarians from Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, and Ukraine during a congressional delegation visit to the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch, Germany in August, 2021.
  • In June 2021, Members of Parliament from Kosovo participate in series of three engagements with U.S. House experts focusing on legislative oversight and how to use parliament’s tools to effectively hold the government to account.
  • Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) speak with senior women members of parliament from Kosovo on how U.S. Members of Congress have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as it relates to crafting legislative responses that are targeted to benefit women and other populations suffering disproportionately as a result of the pandemic, on May 13, 2020.
  • Women from Armenia, Georgia, Kenya, Liberia, North Macedonia, The Gambia, and Ukraine participate in a three-week summit in February 2021 on empowering, enhancing, and mainstreaming women’s inclusion in Parliament.
  • In October 2020, HDP Members Norma Torres (D-CA), Terri Sewell (D-AL), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) join their counterparts from Guatemala to discuss establishing, maintaining, and growing an effective women’s caucus in parliament.

Supporting the Development of Independent Legislatures

The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, HDP uses peer-to-peer exchange programs, training seminars for members and staff, and targeted material assistance to build capacity in key areas such as legislative oversight, budget analysis, committee operations, constituent relations, and library and research services. Its singular focus on the legislative branch of government and its unique ability to bring together American legislators and their peers from around the world have made the commission a valuable forum for strengthening democratic institutions and deepening bilateral relations.

Latest News

August 16, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC (August 16, 2021) -- Today, Chairman David Price and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan of the bipartisan House Democracy Partnership (HDP) released a statement on the situation in Afghanistan
July 30, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC (July 29, 2021) -- Today, Chairman David Price and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan of the bipartisan House Democracy Partnership released a statement on the situation in Tunisia.
March 18, 2021 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (March 18, 2021) - Today, the House of Representatives passed the Protect Democracy in Burma Act of 2021.